Kings (7-13) at Mavericks (4-16)
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Three-point boost: Entering Tuesday, Dallas ranked 29th in defending 3-pointers, allowing opponents to shoot 39.1 percent. That could help the Kings, who have struggled lately from 3-point range and are shooting 34.2 percent.
2. Bench production: In Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks, the Kings’ bench wasn’t as productive as usual. Sacramento needs a spark from its second unit.
3. Ignore the record: Dallas’ four wins have been by double digits. If the Kings are overconfident, they could be embarrassed by the struggling Mavericks.